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Welcome to your Virtual clearing visit Day

Take a virtual tour of our city and our campus, find out more about living and studying here, and get a feel for student life in Portsmouth

While we can't welcome you in person yet, you can still explore our island city campus and discover more about the University from wherever you are.

During your Clearing Visit Day, watch talks from our teams in Student Housing and Student Finance. Find out about health and wellbeing support. And discover what campus and city life is like by taking a virtual tour of where you'll live, work and play when you choose Portsmouth.

Talk to us

If you've got questions to ask about any aspect of the Clearing process, call the Clearing hotline on 02392 84 8070. The hotline is open from 9.00am–5.00pm every day, and clearing live chat is also available from 8:30am - 5:15pm. At any other time, you can send us an email using the contact details below

Housing and finance talks

Student housing

Living away from home can be one of the most exciting parts of your uni experience. Hear from our Student Housing Team about student life in Portsmouth and how they can help you make the city your home, and discover how we’re making our accommodation safe for your arrival.

Student finance

Taking responsibility for your finances is a big step, but there’s no need to worry about it. Our Student Finance Team is here to help you deal with all things money-related – from how to get your student loan, to figuring out how to fund your studies and how to manage your money at uni.

Your guide to student housing

Student Housing Officer, Raechelle, takes you through your accommodation options available in Portsmouth.

Your guide to student finance

Student Finance Officer, Emilie, talks you through a guide to student finance.

Health and wellbeing support

Starting uni is exciting, but it can be stressful too. From day one, our Student Wellbeing Service and Resident Life Team will help you settle in and support you with your mental and physical health. Talk to our teams to find out how they can help you thrive at Portsmouth.

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Student Wellbeing Service

You can get personal and emotional support, mental health support and counselling from our Student Wellbeing Service. They organise workshops and courses throughout the academic year.

Residence life team member talking to a student in Catherine House common room

Residence Life Team

When you move into your accommodation, you'll get free 24/7 confidential welfare support and advice from the Residence Life Team based in Bateson Hall.


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Feel Good Fest

Each year, we run Feel Good Fest to inspire you to take care of your wellbeing. You can join other students, staff, local artists and organisations at this free event packed with activities to promote personal wellbeing.

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What'sUp? app

Use the What'sUpp? app to chat to staff from the Student Wellbeing Service during office hours. You can also use the app to rate your mood, as a personal journey, and more.


Explore the city

Take a virtual tour of the city

Discover Portsmouth with our second-year Television and Broadcasting student, Tati, as she takes you on a virtual tour around our island city.

Explore the campus

You’ll spend a lot of your uni life on campus. It's located centrally and easily-reached using our free bus service and compact enough that you can walk it. Join our students, Joel and Amy, on a socially distanced walking campus tour.

Take a walk around the campus

Photography student, Amy, and Business Information Systems student, Joel, take you on a walking tour of our University campus.

Explore our faculties

We have 5 faculties, with their own schools and departments. Whichever faculty your degree is based in, you can explore the opportunities available to you by visiting the faculty virtual experience pages using the links below.

You can also find out where your faculty is located on campus by watching the walking tour videos on each page.

Take a halls of residence tour

When you live in halls, you get the keys to your own place and open the door to a community of new people. All our halls are in the centre of Portsmouth, close to our campus. Start exploring our halls of residence and find the perfect hall for you.

Explore Catherine House with this 360 tour

Follow our second-year computer science student, Mikael, as he takes you on a virtual tour of Catherine House, one of our newest halls.

Find out more about our other halls of residence and watch their tour videos at the links below.

What will uni be like in 2020/21?

Things will be a little different in 2020/21, but you'll still have a great, varied and enriching experience when you study with us this year.

Find out what university will be like in 2020/21.

No. 21 university in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2020)

Top 30 for student satisfaction in the UK – 2nd in the south east National Student Survey (NSS) 2020

TEF Gold Teaching Excellence Framework

No. 1 for graduate salary boost in the uk (The Economist, 2017)

Find out more about Portsmouth

Uni life is about more than just studying – and Portsmouth is one of the best cities in the UK to live, work and play as a student. From green spaces and miles of beaches, to great places to eat, fantastic sports facilities, and amazing nightlife and culture, whatever you’re into, you can get into here.

Contact us

If we’re not available to chat with you on live chat or the Clearing hotline (02392 84 8070), please send an email to one of our teams and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

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